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Visibility maps update

Recent updates to Cargo iQ's Quality Management Programme have enabled visibility maps to be sent from CDMP-C to CDMP-F when a route map is incomplete, but a status update has been received.

Traditionally, route map planning was very strict, and details of all flights had to be confirmed in advance – if segments remained missing when the shipment started to move, no route map would be available and an error message would be sent to the airline, leading to reporting gaps.

Now, an incomplete route map can be created in the CDMP, even if gaps remain in the data. The shipments are still not fully qualified shipments, but event information and booking information are used to plan what is visible, and sent with the available status updates to the CDMP-F.

In order to avoid the constant sending of incomplete route maps, any partial route map should be created and stored by the CDMP-C, until a status event is received. Upon receipt, if the route map is still incomplete, it is sent in the form of a visibility map to the CDMP-F.

“We recognize that this is still an imperfect scenario but it’s an improvement,” says Chris Davies, Manager Product and Technology, Cargo iQ. “That’s why we call it a visibility map – because it’s just that. It provides visibility of what data is and isn’t available.”

The visibility maps cannot be used to generate KPI metrics for reporting purposes, but rather provide information relating to shipment movement.

“It’s been a year of implementation from a technical perspective. We have brought to fruition several projects that we’ve been working on before 2021. Now the focus is more on operational implementation going into next year,” Davies says.

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